Indian Tiles & Sanitaryware in East Africa
In the African continent, economic growth together with rapid urbanization, an increase of disposable income, and the growth of private consumption are the main force for pushing the development of the ceramic industry. African ceramic markets are mainly located in Kenya and Nigeria. Small size rustic tiles with various choices of glaze are the main selling ceramic tiles in Africa.
According to the study by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the global construction industry is to reach USD 8 trillion by 2030 which is mainly driven by the construction of countries like the U.S., China, and India which in turn would boost the import and export of ceramic materials and various ceramic finished products. Some of the market drivers for the ceramic industry in East Africa are increasing urbanization and an increase in spending on construction.
Some of the companies in East Africa that deal in the import as well as export for ceramic tiles are Zebra Ceramics Kenya Ltd., Variety Logo, Floor Décor Kenya, Tiles, and carpet, etc.